|Date Of Birth||12/05/1977 (41)|
|Place Of Birth||Larkhall, Scotland|
|Lives||Larkhall, South Lanarkshire|
|Round 1||Xu Si||W||4-1||17.75 secs|
|Round 2||Scott Donaldson||W||4-1||21.95 secs|
|Round 3||Luca Brecel||W||4-3||20.44 secs|
|Round 4||Mark Allen||L||2-4||21.17 secs|
2 Ranking event wins: 2006 World Championship, 2007 China Open
The Glaswegian battled to reach the final stages of the World Championship for the 18th time in 2017. After beating Jamie Jones 10-8 to qualify at Ponds Forge, Dott recorded an impressive 10-7 defeat of Ali Carter in the first round at the Crucible. He lost out against World Grand Prix Champion Barry Hawkins in the last 16.
Dott went on a run to the semi-final of the 2016 German Masters. He won four matches, including a convincing 5-1 victory over fellow Scot Stephen Maguire to reach the last four, but was denied a spot in the final by Martin Gould.
The 2006 World Champion had to come through a grueling 53 frames to qualify for the Crucible in 2016. He faced Mark Williams in the last-32, who ended his run in a 10-4 loss.
Dott showed consistent form for most of the 2014/15 season and finished it ranked 18th in the world.
He reached the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters and the UK Championship. In the latter, Dott scored a notable 6-5 win over Neil Robertson, before losing by the same scoreline to Stuart Bingham.
In 2010, the Scot reached his third world final, beating the likes of Mark Allen and Mark Selby along the way. He was denied a second world title by Neil Robertson in an 18-13 defeat, which went on into the early hours of the morning.
Dott amazed the snooker world in 2006, beating the likes of Neil Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan to reach the world final against Peter Ebdon. He held his nerve to claim a famous 18-14 victory. The lifelong Rangers fan then got the opportunity to parade the trophy in front of a packed Ibrox stadium.
The following season he beat the likes of John Higgins, Robertson and O’Sullivan to seal a second ranking title at the China Open.
Dott had previously appeared in four ranking finals, finishing runner-up to Stephen Hendry at the 1999 Scottish Open and 2005 Malta Cup, to Higgins at the 2001 British Open and to O’Sullivan at the Crucible in 2004.